SJSRY Overview

The Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY), in operation since 01.12.1997, has been comprehensively revamped with a view to addressing the drawbacks observed in implementation. The Revised Guidelines have come into effect from 1.4.2009. The three key objectives of the revised Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) are:

Addressing urban poverty alleviation through gainful employment to the urban unemployed or underemployed poor;

Supporting skill development and training to enable the urban poor have access to employment opportunities provided by the market or undertake self-employment; and

Empowering the community to tackle the issues of urban poverty through suitable selfmanaged community structures and capacity building programmes.